This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of December 7 - December 14

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Join us for the First Sunday of Advent as Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches.

His sermon title is "Draw Near to Truth."

The scriptures are Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, and Luke 1:68-79 and 3:1-6.

. 8:30am - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:30am - Sunday School

11:00am - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00pm - The Sunday Club




Contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417 for more information.


5:30pm - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Beef & Bean Chili or White Chicken Chili, Salad Bar, Cornbread, Dessert

6:30pm - Christmas Jazz with Steve Roberts and Friends Advent concert in the Chapel


3:00-5:00pm - Friends of South Highland Center Holiday Open House in G16


GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER! Thank you for your continued support of South Highland Presbyterian Church in our 2018 Stewardship “Growing in Faith Together.” We currently have 153 pledges for $1,121,503 toward our annual pledge budget of $1,200,000 for the 2019 ministry work. Pledge cards are available in the church pews or visit the “GIVE” page at, and pledge or give online.

NEW RADIO STATION - SHPC's 11:00AM Worship Service broadcasts live on the radio each Sunday! Now you can hear us on 101.1 FM in your car or on your radio apps. You can also listen online! Simply click the Listen Live button on our homepage or click here!

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE - Take an angel or two from the Angel Trees (located on each floor of the church) to provide clothing or toys for families in need in our community. All unwrapped gifts are due back Friday, December 16. For more information, contact Jill Hightower at (205) 568-5736 or or Robyn Williams at (205) 587-6397 or

COZY BLUE LAP BLANKETS are available for you to enjoy on chilly mornings. As we transition from air conditioning to heat, we have provided these lap blankets for your use during the services in the Chapel and Sanctuary. Pick one up from the basket or ask your usher for one and then drop it back in the basket following the service.

FRIENDS OF SOUTH HIGHLAND CENTER, you are cordially invited to a Holiday Open House hosted by the South Highland Center on Thursday, December 13 from 3:00 - 5:30pm in G16.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS - Order yours each Sunday and Wednesday between now and December 16 in the reception area.


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Betsy Spencer and the entire family at the death of her grandmother Gladys Spencer on November 27.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Greg and Laura Chapman on the birth their granddaughter Vell Marynak Chapman on December 3 to proud parents, Ben and Kristy, and big brother, Remy.


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, let us know!

UKIRK BIRMINGHAM - Time to feed college students again! This is a great way to reach out to young adults who are learning more about their faith. Anyone interested in helping provide the meal Wednesday, December 5, please contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417.

FAMILY PROMISE OF BIRMINGHAM – SHPC hosts families through the Family Promise of Birmingham program Sunday, December 16 - Sunday, December 23! We need volunteers to stay overnight at the church as hosts each night, to bring dinner each night for the families, to do laundry after they leave, and to move beds to and from SHPC. To help, contact Joey Miller at 205-283-5878 or

GIFT WRAPPERS to raise money for Family Promise of Birmingham. SHPC is responsible for volunteers on Friday, December 21 & Saturday, December 22 from 9am-10pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 4 hours a day, once or twice a month? The church office is in need of smiling faces to help greet people coming into the church and answering the telephone. If you would like an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, please call Brenda Keith at 205-933-0790 or email at to volunteer.

SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

CAN'T JOIN US ONE SUNDAY MORNING? You can always listen to the service live on WXJC-AM 850 & FM 92.5 at 11 AM. And if you're out of town and can't tune in the radio, you can listen to the live stream online at

THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN - Check out this week's bulletin to follow along from home or look over all the announcements in your spare time. You can find it on our website by clicking here.

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